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Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure: State Criminal Law and Procedure

State Primary Sources

State Constitutions

State Criminal Codes (e.g. New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated, Title 62; Massachusetts General Laws, Chapts. 263-274)

On January 20, 2016, the New Hampshire Supreme Court adopted the New Hampshire Rules of Criminal Procedure (link)

State Secondary Sources
New Hampshire
 
New Hampshire Practice Series, Criminal Practice and Procedure, Richard B. McNamara (in UNH Law Library Reference at KFN1280 .N4 v.1,2,2A AND ON LEXIS)
 
Report of Commission to Recommend Codification of Criminal Laws established under chapter 451 Laws of 1965, Frank R. Kenison, Chairman. (in UNH Law Library at KFN1761.R44)  This little paper-back book is the complete legislative history to the Criminal Code when it was codified in 1971.  In it, there are references to the Model Penal Code (which can be used in conjunction with the Model Penal Code Annotated to find persuasive authority.)  If you're planning to practice criminal law in New Hampshire, you must know about this book.
 
Massachusetts
 
Massachusetts Practice Series, Criminal defense motions, Victoria L. Nadel and Roger Witkin on Westlaw
 
Massachusetts Practice Series, Criminal Law, Joseph R. Nolan and Laurie J. Sartorio on Westlaw
 
Massachusetts Practice Series, Criminal Practice and Procedure, Kent Smith  on Westlaw
 
Massachusetts Practice Series, Motions in Limine, Bethany R. Scheffler on Westlaw
 
Massachusetts also has a rich selection of MCLE materials.  If you're practicing any kind of law in Massachusetts, check out their catalog.
 
Other States
 
Try SUBJECT searching the Law Library catalog with one of these Library of Congress Subject Headings:
 
Criminal Law - Ohio   You can really fill in any state or country here.  The pattern is Criminal Law - Geographic Place Name
(Hint: this is a good for finding state resources on Lexis and Westlaw.  Treatises on Lexis and Westlaw are also in the Law Library catalog.  The SUBJECT search "Criminal Law - Ohio" provides a link to the Lexis treatise Anderson's Ohio criminal practice and procedure)
 

Criminal Procedure - Pennsylvania You can really fill in any state or country here.  The pattern is Criminal Procedure – Geographical Place Name (Hint:  Find treatises on Lexis and Westlaw through the Law Library catalog.  The SUBJECT search "Criminal Procedure - Pennsylvania"  provides a link to the Lexis treatise Pennsylvania benchbook for criminal proceedings)

Evidence, Criminal – New York You can really fill in any state or country here.  The pattern is Evidence Criminal – Geographical Place Name (Hint:  Find treatises on Lexis and Westlaw through the Law Library catalog.  The SUBJECT search "Evidence, Criminal - New York provides a link to the Lexis treatise New York search & seizure.)
 
Defense (Criminal procedure) - New Jersey You can really fill in any state or country here.  The pattern is Defense (Criminal Procedure) – Geographical Place Name (Hint:  Find treatises on Lexis and Westlaw through the Law Library catalog.  The SUBJECT search Defense (Criminal procedure) - New Jersey provides a link to the Lexis treatise LexisNexis practice guide : New Jersey criminal procedure.)
 
Criminal justice, Administration of - Indiana You can really fill in any state or country here.  The pattern is Criminal Justice, Administration ofGeographical Place Name

A Word About Jury Instructions

At the end of a jury trial, members of the jury are instructed by the judge on what law is applicable to the case at hand.  Practitioners may request that certain instructions be provided to the jury, so it is important to understand how and where to find them.  Additionally, jury instructions can be a tremendously helpful resource for legal research, as they state in a clear and concise manner what elements need to be proven, pertinent cases and statutes, burdens of proof, etc.

The New Hampshire Criminal Jury Instructions are still in draft form.  But, you can find them here at the New Hampshire Bar Association webstie.

You can SUBJECT search them in the library catalog with Jury Instructions - Geographic Place Name.  This will link you to Jury Instructions published on Lexis and Westlaw.

Other Law Libraries create Research Guides too

Law Libraries around the United States create research guides to help library users master topics of law.  If you are researching  in a state with which you are unfamiliar, try Googling, "Legal Research Guides State Name."  For example, if you Google, "Legal Research Guides Maryland," you will find guides written by both the University of Maryland's Thurgood Marshall Law Library and Georgetown University's  Law Library.